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Chef Adam’s Creations – Years in the Making

CAC site banner2Greetings Health Fans,

You may have noticed the new banner across the top of my website. It features the new logo for my food production business: Chef Adam’s Creations. This has been an on going process that has spanned a couple of years now. It’s a slow process, made even slower because I’ve been working on most of it on my own. Little by little things get done and now I’m finally unveiling the first snack items: Being Bites. This is a line of raw, vegan and gluten-free granola. Featured flavors are Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Cashew Curry Crunch and Almond Ginger Snap. All 3 have a unique flavor, are made with high quality ingredients and are super satisfying… some might say addictive.

3 Bags Being Bites

A friend once referred to my granola as “snack crack”. I take that as a compliment though I won’t be using it in my promotional materials.

3 Unique Flavors

Pumpkin_Seed_BrittlePumpkin Seed Brittle – *sprouted pumpkin seeds, coconut, *sprouted buckwheat, *cacao nibs, *coconut palm sugar, *ground chia seeds, *maca powder, *agave powder, Himalayan salt, *crushed vanilla bean.

*Organic Ingredients

 

Cashew Curry Crunch – *cashews, coconut, *sprouted buckwheat, *coconut palm sugar, *raisins, *ground chia seeds, *lucuma powder, *curry powder, *maca powder, *agave powder, Himalayan salt.

*Organic Ingredients

 

Almond Ginger Snap – *sprouted almonds, *dried apple, *sprouted buckwheat, *mesquite powder, *coconut palm sugar, *raisins, *ground chia seeds, *maca powder, *cinnamon, *agave powder, *ginger, Himalayan salt.

*Organic Ingredients

 

Give Them A Try!

Here’s a quick recipe for a tasty Berry Whipped Pudding using fresh or frozen berries and avocado… it’s tasty and easy!

1 C fresh/frozen blueberries
1 to 2 peeled oranges or pitted peaches
1/2 to 1 avocado – depends on how creamy you want your pudding
1 TB spirulina or blue green algae
1 tsp maca powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Sweeten to taste with coconut palm sugar, maple syrup or stevia
Blend smooth – add water if too thick
1/2 frozen banana – optional

Raw Food Adventures, Restaurant Review

Winter Travels 2013/2014

Carl in KitchenTime flies when you’re buried in snow. It seems like only a few weeks ago I was down in Florida enjoying the ocean and the sun. Months have passed but the memories remain. I took a road trip with my former girl friend and now good friend Stacia down to Bradenton, Florida in mid December. We spent Christmas with her cousin Tess Challis and family. Tess is a vegan chef and author who is also the co-founder of Get Waisted, a healthy vegan version of weight watchers. Tess’ husband Carl is the head chef at a raw food cafe in Sarasota called Ionie. I spent a day in the kitchen Tess and Carl… tasty good times.

 

raw pizzaNow I’m back in Michigan at Camp Rawnora. There’s no shortage of snow in these parts. I’m looking forward to the start of the 2014 season here at the camp. We still have 2014 Raw Recipe calendars available. It’s never too late to pick one up.

2014 Raw CalendarOur first event this year is the March Maple Water Fast beginning on Wednesday March 19th through Sunday March 23rd.

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Banana Pecan Breakfast Gadget – Porridge

This was an inspired creation using Irish moss blended with water, banana, pecans… nice little breakfast gadget. For those of you not familiar with Irish moss, it’s a see vegetable that can be used as a thickener. Flavor wise it doesn’t taste very good so you need to rinse it and then soak it for at least 2 hours prior to using it. I rinsed, soaked for 3 hours, then rinsed and stored 2 cups of Irish moss in the fridge for use through out the week. Even after all of that the Irish moss is not very appetizing. Irish moss works great as a thickener for pie fillings and for ice cream. The combo of Irish moss and blended chia make this porridge nice and fluffy. The recipe below serves 2.

1 C hot water
2 bananas
1/2 C pecans, almonds or pumpkin seeds – try a combo
1/4 C soaked Irish moss

1 TB chia seeds

1 TB maca
2 TB mesquite powder
2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Irish moss needs to be rinsed and soaked in advance. You can’t just throw Irish moss in the blender without prepping it first.

Blend water and Irish moss until smooth
Add remain ingredients and blend
Top with pecans, cacao nibs, raisins, bee pollen… whatever you like.
Enjoy

Banana Pecan Porridge
Banana Pecan Porridge
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Raw Vegan Sham-Rawk Shake

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No waste in this shake

This month I caught a glimpse of a highway billboard featuring an over-sized Shamrock Shake and it made me think of the dark days when ignorance was bliss and industrial waste was food. Those days are gone but not forgotten and I imagine that the Shamrock Shake of my youth was actually a little healthier than the current incarnation. Regardless, I was inspired to make a recipe that is a tribute to the green minty sludge I was so eager to drink down in my youth. This version is made with all top shelf ingredients and is possibly a shake you could thrive on for the rest of your life.

Keep in mind I have switched out petro-chemical food coloring, polysorbate 80, wood pulp, sodium benzoate and mono/poly-glycerides with real food ingredients. Besides, I wouldn’t even know which aisles of the grocery store to find sodium benzoate and polysorbate 80.

I’d like to extend an open invitation for all of you out there to visit me at Camp Rawnora, a raw food wellness center in Watervliet, Michigan. Weekend retreats start in April. Find out all the details at the Camp Rawnora website.

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